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Welcome to, the community website for the parishes of Shebbear and Buckland Filleigh. This is an independent one stop website aimed as a resource for locals and visitors alike. If you are looking for accommodation, a tradesman, loaf of bread, social events or just background information, you can find it all here.
Do have a browse through the pages. The website is still being developed, if you don't find what you are looking for, then please Contact us to ask or make a suggestion.

If you contact somebody through the pages of the Shebbear and Buckland Filleigh website, please tell them where you got their details from.

The website for Shebbear & Buckland Filleigh is not the only local website available to our community.
Check out the links below for our local non-commercial websites:

Shebbear Shooters * Old Shebbearians * Shebbear village hall * Little Bears Pre-school * Shebbear College
* Facebook board & free ads * Shebbear Community School *

Shebbear Village School gate with our rainbow of thanks to all key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic


So many people have spent much time knitting this colourful rainbow of thanks to all the key workers who have helped keep the country going and helping in any way they can, be it retail workers, ICU specialists, refuse collectors, posties or whatever,your role we thank you.


Stay at home if you have coronavirus Covid-19 symptoms.

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste and smell
  • diarrhea


  • wash your hands with soap and water often do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • try to avoid contact with handles, hand rails etc that can be used be others


  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • do not go to your GP, hospital etc if you have symptoms
  • do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

Advice for people at high risk

If you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, there are extra things you should do to avoid catching it. These include:

  • not leaving your home you should not go out to do shopping, visit friends or family, or attend any gatherings
  • avoiding close contact with other people in your home as much as possible

.Who is at high risk?

You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:

  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having certain types of cancer treatment
  • have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
  • have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
  • have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
  • are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
  • are pregnant and have a serious heart condition


We had considered putting together a magazine to be published online only, but it would be a very strange one, as it would contain no local news eg School, College, WI, Village Hall etc. etc., and we could not carry any advertising as most of the businesses have suspended their businesses and / or are keeping safe at home.

We therefore will only resume publishing, when we are able to re-engage with our advertisers, the community is open as 'normal' - whatever that might mean, and know that we can call on our dedicated army of volunteer distributors, most of whom are elderly and / or have conditions requiring a 6 week lockdown.

Keep safe

The April edition of Reflecting Shebbear can be downloaded here. Just click on the following link for the pdf file.

Reflecting Shebbear April 2020



In these days of the coronavirus outbreak, the parish churches have launched an online service. Currently, go to the following website: and find the 'Church on Line' page. If possible do join at 11am on Sundays. But the service is there through the week.


Shebbear Covid-19 local help plan


Click the image for a poster


Offical Covid-19 links



For local news and latest information, please follow the

Shebbear Community Facebook page.

Shebbear Census information 1831
Buckland Filleigh Census information 1831
Shebbear Parish Census information 2001 Buckland Filleigh Parish Census information 2001
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Last updated: 10th May 2020
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